Svetlana A Kocheva

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Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is the second most common lethal autosomal recessive disorder of childhood, affecting approximately 1 in 6,000-10,000 births, with a carrier frequency of 1 in 40-60. There is no effective cure or treatment for this disease. Thus, the availability of prenatal testing is important. The aim of this study was to establish an(More)
BACKGROUND Fanconi anemia (FA) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder clinically characterized by developmental abnormalities, progressive bone marrow failure (BMF) and profound cancer predisposition. Approximately 65% of all affected individuals have mutation in the FANCA (Fanconi anemia complementation group A) gene. The mutation spectrum of the FANCA(More)
INTRODUCTION Glucose-6-phospahte dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD) is one of the most common inherited disorders affecting around 400 million people worldwide. Molecular analysis of the G6PD gene identified more than 140 distinct mutations, the majority being single base missense mutations. G6PD Mediterranean is the most common variant found in populations of(More)
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